Technical Writing, COMM204
August 30, 2011
Dear Ms. ,
This submission is being addressed to you in order to complete the course requirement of a final project for the Summer 2011 Technical Writing/COMM204 class.
The topic of World Wide Web Search Engines was my choice because it is an area of interest that is commonly discussed in the business of Computer Information Technology. I am currently studying for my Associates Degree at Columbus State Community College in the field of Information Technology (IT); Network Administration, in order to pursue a career with my current employer; Battelle Biological Research Center. I currently hold a position of Report Publishing Specialist and cross-train/mentor as an IT Coordinator.
I began my research by narrowing down the top three most popular World Wide Web (Internet) search engines; Google, Bing, and Ask. My goal was to answer the following questions pertaining to search engines. * What search engines are available for download?
* Which search engine provides the most reliable information? * What search engine provides the most security during searches and is the safest to use? * What are the available download methods for each search engine and their mobile compatibility? * Which search engine is the most user friendly?
I conducted my research utilizing the Internet search engines themselves and referencing multiple sources obtained through these sources. If you have any questions or need any further information, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I look forward to receiving your feedback and final grade at the end of the quarter. Thank you
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Topic and Purpose6
LIST OF FIGURES
Figure 1. Four Main Aspects to a Search Engine Process9
Figure 2. Example of Google Search Box9
Figure 3. Example of Search Engine Results Page (SERP)11
Figure 4. Example of a Computer Tower Power Button12
Figure 5. Windows XP Start Button13
Figure 6. Windows XP Internet Shortcut13
Figure 7. Example of a Browser Address Bar14
Figure 8. Example of Google Home Page14
Figure 9. American Quarter Horse Query Example14
Figure 10. American Quarter Horse Query Results Example15
Figure 11. Example of Exiting Web Page16
Figure 12. Windows XP Start Button16
Figure 13. Windows XP Log Off Button17
The purpose of this document is to identify and differentiate between the World Wide Web search engines that are currently available. More specifically, the reliability, security, compatibility, and user friendliness of each. I have narrowed my research down to the top three most common.
Internet search engines are specifically designed to search the World Wide Web in order to provide the user with more detailed information in relation to the query entered. It is a set of electronic programs that utilize algorithms (steps or processes) to locate information within a specific realm and collate that information in a database. There are four main aspects to a search engine process: user query, crawling, indexing, and result reporting.
The top 3 Search engines available are:
Google is the ultimately the most popular. Google is fast, relevant, and houses the largest single catalogue of Web pages available today. Google also provides links for ‘images’, 'maps' and 'news' features. Google logs 2 billion searches per day.
Bing is Microsoft's attempt at overcome Google....